Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

18 months to 2 years full-time

Level

Level 9

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IT Qualifications Are In High Demand

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) is a Level 9 programme with a minimum of 180 or 240 credits. It enables students who have completed a Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology/Computing to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in Information Technology.

The MIT programme has been designed to produce IT graduates who are able to think critically and have a number of high-level skills in the IT field that can be applied in a wide range of IT situations.

 

 

Auckland Specific Information

Outline

The principles underlying the design of the MIT are similar to those of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and the Bachelor of Computing Systems, with the understanding that those entering the MIT will have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology or have already completed an IT degree with a grade point average of at least a B.

Master of Information Technology (240)

  • Its focus is on both in-depth theoretical knowledge and understanding of the information technology environment and professional practice in which the knowledge and understanding are applied.
  • It is designed to broaden an individual’s existing knowledge and skills gained from an unrelated undergraduate degree into the information technology field. Initially you will be counselled to undertake a selection of courses that will enable you to ‘taste’ a broad area of information technology fields. Following this, you can then choose specialized areas in which you can develop your expertise.
  • It encourages flexibility, acknowledging the diversity of the IT environment and the diversity in learner interest and needs.
  • It provides courses where you can research and apply information technology knowledge and skills to a workplace.
  • It encourages you to apply research skills to identify solutions to information technology problems or issues.

Master of Information Technology (180)

  • Its focus is on both in-depth theoretical knowledge and understanding of the information technology environment and professional practice in which the knowledge and understanding are applied.
  • It is designed to extend and deepen an individual’s knowledge and skills by building on attainment gained from undergraduate study in the computing field and to extend current information technology professionals in their career progression.
  • It builds on the student’s existing information technology knowledge and skills through courses that research and apply that knowledge and those skills in an environment that combines project work, case studies, real-life simulations, and practical work experience.
  • It encourages flexibility, acknowledging the diversity of the information technology environment and the diversity in learner interest and needs.
  • It encourages participants to apply research skills to identify solutions to information technology problems or issues.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Possible job and career opportunities can include:

  • Systems analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Business analyst
  • IT infrastructure support analyst
  • E-commerce advisor
  • Project manager
  • IT educator
  • Security analyst
  • IT manager

Dates

Hawke’s Bay

There are four entry dates per year:

  • February
  • May
  • July
  • October

Auckland

There are two entry dates per year:

  • March
  • August

Entry

Entry Requirements

International entry requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Auckland Campus

Hawke’s Bay Campus

Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.